State By-elections 2022
From responding to housing and homelessness to addressing family violence and inadequate social supports, NCOSS is highlighting the solutions needed to drive down poverty and disadvantage in three state electorates coming up for by elections on 12 February: Bega, Monaro and Strathfield.
Although all of the electorates are different they each share common issues including Omicron, lower vaccination rates for First Nations people and CALD communities, skyrocketing housing costs, a spike in domestic violence, job losses for women and young people, increased demand for social and community services, and ongoing crises.
For the rural electorates this is compounded by fragmented health and social infrastructure, an inability to attract and house allied health and mental health professionals, vast distances, and long term impacts from climate change including drought, flooding, and bushfires.
NCOSS has put together a package of resources for our members, friends and networks to talk you through the issues and highlight statistics from each area; as well as propose solutions to structural inequalities that our state members of parliament can no longer ignore.
We encourage our members, friends, and networks to be a part of the conversation, by sharing this information, and promoting the issues and the need for action via social media and other channels. Once results are finalised contact the new member to let them know your concerns and to highlight positive solutions for change.
We have invited all the candidates to Zoom with our CEO Joanna Quility or send us a written reply. We have posted their responses on the relevant electorate page.
You can find results for each electorate at the NSW Electoral Commission here.